If you are looking for a fine dining experience with food that not only tastes sumptuous but also looks mind boggling then head straight to Le Spring by IBC. Situated at the bustling Vaishali Nagar in Jaipur, the place offers modern Indian and European cuisine with options of a rooftop & BBQ Grill
Thanks to the owner Karanbir Singh Gulati and Chef Nitin Bajaj I got to experience what I had only seen on television — Degustation! For those who don’t know, a degustation is a culinary experience which involves sampling small portions of all of a chef’s signature dishes in one sitting.
Our ‘Menu de Jour’ (an item served on a particular day) included a five course meal served with utmost perfection and finesse
The precursor to the five course meal was a unique and one of its kind Le Spring Semolina Golgappa served with Tzatski & Ginger gastrique and caviar.
As we settled in our seats after having this tangy delight, we were served with something called ‘Amuse Bouche’ which was a Chef’s special surprise to tantalize our taste buds.
It was difficult to decipher what exactly this intriguing dish was. Looking at our baffled expressions, Karanbir informed us that the dish is essentially mint powder sprinkled with olive oil along with a medley of melons.
This was followed by ‘Liquid’ or rather ‘soup’ to put it simply. We had to pick one from an array of what seemed like the finest of soups on offer — Le Spring Parmesan Veloute/ Burnt Garlic Puree/ Oatmeal Streusel/ Spring Chicken and lastly Toasted American Corn Chowder. Oh boy! Were we spoilt for choice?
Even though the popular and recommended choice was Le Spring Parmesan Veloute, I decided to be a little adventurous and opted for Spring Chicken. And I wasn’t disappointed even a tad bit.
The Vertical Garden Salad consisting of roasted beetroot, dressed ricotta, orange and arugula looked and tasted as if it was just out of a masterchef kitchen.
Next we were served some freshly baked breads with a choice of black olive and beetroot dusted butter. And let me tell you, this unique take on butter is unparalleled. It looked too good to be true and we couldn’t get ourselves to cut it. But as soon as I put a knife into it, it slid so smoothly and so softly that it was just ready to be paired with a fresh bun and off you go on a gastronomic delight.
And then came the ‘Mains’. The ones I tried were ‘Le Spring Quinoa Broccoli & Baked Potato Cake, Lemon & Lime Beurre Blanc with ZucciniTagliatelle’ and ‘Clay Oven Cooked Laalmirch Chicken Tikka Canneloni served with Bread Crisp with coriander air and cream’. And both were downright lip smacking. No kidding, really! You really gotta eat it to believe it..
And as they all is well that ends well. The ‘Brick & Soil’ dessert which comprised of a brick of snickers with a mud crumble was simply out of this world.
Adding to the charm of the extravagant dining experience was the state-of-the-art ambience and décor. Don’t miss the kitchen garden wherein you will find plenty of lush green herbs growing in splendor. It also makes a great backdrop for your next profile picture!
Also coming up at Le Spring are high powered Sunday brunches coupled with a fashion extravaganza. Stay tuned to this space for more updates on what’s new and happening in Pink City and do let us know about your experience at Le spring. Don’t forget to hashtag #LetSpringYou